We’ve Compiled a List of Our 12 Best Hyaluronic Acid Serums In 2021

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Ever wondered what this Hyaluronic acid skincare ingredient is and why there's so much hype around it?

Well, we've got a podcast for that. Find out exactly what Hyaluronic acid is, what it can (and can't) do, and the best Hyaluronic acid products to get on your face in this episode of the Skincare School podcast below.

(Or keep scrolling for the quick version.)

Hyaluronic Acid has been a hot ingredient in skincare these past few years and seems to be sticking around for the long haul.

This unique acid, present in the joints to maintain mobility, is a hydrating superstar that attracts, binds to and holds onto moisture from the environment for plumped, youthful skin.

Jo Explains the Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid and What It Can Do For Your Skin:

Here Are Our Top Hyaluronic Acid Serums of 2021

This high-tech but botanical blend of pure Hyaluronic Acid, Proxylane, Liquorice Root, and Purple Rice locks moisture into the skin’s surface. These ingredients reinforce the skin’s natural barrier and amplify the skin’s natural moisture levels by up to 30%, delivering a dewy, plump complexion with consistent use. Over time, skin is nourished and visibly lifted, and lines are smoothed for a total complexion refresh. Ideal for all skin types, this serum–gel texture sinks in instantly, never leaving a sticky residue behind and layering beautifully with the other products in your routine.

Nourish combination/oily skins with this heavy dose of moisture in a lightweight serum. Hyaluronic Acid and B5 boost moisture retention and infuse even the most unbalanced, problematic complexions with hydration. In short, Hydrating B5 Gel adds a supple, youthful finish to skin without clogging pores. Pure Hyaluronic Acid is blended with Vitamin B5, a powerful humectant, that helps maintain peak moisture levels in the skin and enhances the effects of the serum. Those with acne-prone or excessively congested skin will love this balancing, oil-free formula for its ease of use, weightless feel, and plumping, firming effect on the skin.

Intensively hydrate even the most delicate, sensitive skin with La-Roche Posay Hyalu B5 Hyaluronic Acid Serum. Formulated with reactive skin in mind, this gentle formula provides deep hydration while calming inflammation for a comfortable, nourished complexion. Vitamin B5, a powerful humectant, boosts the hydrating power of this formula by helping to draw in and lock down hydration for a youthful finish all day long. La-Roche Posay’s key soothing ingredient, Thermal Spring Water, provides antioxidant benefits, protecting skin from free-radical damage while minimising redness and inflammation.

Alpha-H goes one step further than AHAs with its Hyaluronic 8 Serum. Designed as an alternative to injectable fillers, this powerfully plumping formula smooths fine lines and minimises signs of aging for pro-quality skincare results at a fraction of the cost. Perfect for those with more mature, dry, or aging skin types, this formula combines 8 active anti-aging ingredients to reduce the appearance of expression lines and restore radiance, elasticity, and firmness to the complexion. Powerful antioxidants help prevent photoaging, while Aloe Vera soothes and hydrates for a supple, silky complexion.

The PCA Skin Hyaluronic Acid Boosting Serum cushions skins with hydration like nothing else really. This multi-level skin hydration serum with Hyaluronic Acid and Niacinamide creates a plush, youthful finish on any complexion. The skin is boosted and replenished to repair the skin’s natural moisture barrier. Ceramides support the skin’s protective layer and strengthen the skin’s defence against dehydration caused by dry air, environmental damage, medical conditions that cause dryness, and product irritation.

Achieve hydration even on the strictest budget with The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5. This nourishing gel formula infuses skin with hydration while B5 promotes moisture retention for an instant flood of hydration to the skin. A 2% Hyaluronic Acid content attracts and binds moisture to the skin’s surface, reducing dryness, fine lines, and other signs of aging. B5 supports skin’s natural moisture reserves and boosts the effectiveness of the Hyaluronic Acid in this serum, ensuring skin is left properly hydrated and plumped for a youthful finish. It’s a great option for adding a gentle infusion of moisture to oily, acne prone, or congested skin.

Quench even the most stubborn, thirsty skin with The Ordinary Marine Hyaluronics. Built to absorb instantly and lock moisture in the skin’s surface, this gentle, ultra-lightweight hydrator is the perfect choice for those who prefer lightweight products to heavy creams. Smooth on this silky, subtle serum to add an instant infusion of moisture to the skin. It's a gentle hydrator that plumps and firms skin, reducing the visibility of expression lines, loss of volume, and other signs of aging for a quick route to a flawless, youthful look. Quench your skin with this formula you can feel good about.

Restore balanced hydration to dehydrated skin with Medik8 Hydr8 B5 Liquid Rehydration Serum. This gentle, non-irritating formula sinks deep into the layers of the skin to rebalance moisture levels for optimal hydration that lasts. This ultra-light formula, designed to combat dehydration and loss of radiance, infuses skin with instant moisture with a potent blend of ingredients. Hyaluronic Acid works to plump and smooth. Vitamin B5 supports skin’s natural moisture reserves while softening for a touchable, luxe complexion with consistent use.

Calm irritated skin while restoring essential hydration with Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster. A unique lotion texture, this nourishing formula protects and rebuilds the skin’s natural moisture barrier, rebalancing moisture levels and minimising moisture loss for more hydrated skin over time. Glycerine hydrates and protects, fortifying skin’s natural moisture barrier to prevent water loss and dehydration for long-lasting moisture. Glycolipids restore healthy fats to the skin, nourishing the natural barrier and maintaining balance in the skin. The result? Gorgeous, soothed skin that’s protected against the elements.

Cover all your hydration bases with NIOD Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex. A luxe, unique formula, this complex is formulated with multiple weights of Hyaluronic Acid to ensure peak hydration at every cellular level.NIOD ensures skin is properly hydrated by including multiple molecular weights of Hyaluronic Acid in this groundbreaking formula—12 to be exact—locking down moisture for a seriously comprehensive approach to hydration. This intensive treatment serum is formulated with a peptide delivery complex that allows it to penetrate deeply while boosting skin’s firmness and elasticity. This potent blend of hydrators and anti-agers provides a plump, youthful complexion no matter what your age.

Nourish and soothe stressed skin with Aspect Hydrating Serum. Rich in Hyaluronic Acids and essential nutrients for maintaining skin health, this gentle formula improves hydration balance while reinforcing skin’s natural barrier to prevent moisture loss over time. This lightweight, quick-absorbing serum is designed to rebuild skin’s natural defences against moisture loss over time, making tired, inflamed skin a distant memory with consistent use. Great for those with concerns regarding ingredients, Aspect promises its formulas are, whenever possible, formulated with certified organic ingredients and no ingredients that could potentially harm the skin.

More than your straight-forward Hyaluronic acid serum, this hydrating formula from Doers of London is packed to the brim with skin-loving ingredients. Along with Hyaluronic acid this formula includes brightening Vitamic C, calming Aloe Vera, softening Apricot Juice and antioxidant rich Kiwi juice. You can use this formula morning or evening to really boost the skin, plus it saves you on buying 5 different serums for all your concerns. Neat!

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This article has been updated on 17/06 to replace discontinued products with our recent product recommendations. Gemma from our Customer Service team has helped to bring you our most recommended products and up-to-date information.

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